The First Glimpse Of Venice Is Never Forgotten
With a look at Venice , the Roman auction house has retraced the history of sixty years of Venetian antiques, selling the collections of Antichità Marciana. A story of love and passion for antiques born in the sixties at Palazzo Barbaro Nani (now Hotel Cipriani) and that over time has turned into a real job made of research, purchases and sales, with antique dealers such as Carlo De Carlo and Ettore Viancini as reference points.
The collection reflects the eclecticism of those who have chosen the antiquarian trade more like a pleasure than a job: antique furniture, Venetian lacquers, sculptures, paintings, precious objects, precious fabrics: a mixture of suggestions from different periods and places but perfectly fused together, to give life to a harmony that fully reflects the refined taste of those who created it.
The uniqueness of the Marciana collection of Antiquities could not fail to prove its success, with over 85% of the lots sold and a reserve / sales ratio of over 90%. Among the lots to be reported, the planters of Palazzo Torlonia (lot 83, sold for € 11,750), an icon depicting Christ Pantocrator (lot 162, sold for € 6,820), an important 16th century Florentine chest (No. 98 , € 4,300), a pair of eighteenth-century Venetian doors (lot 190, € 9,300), a portrait of an eighteenth-century lady (No. 474, € 12,400).
Regarding the second assignment that makes up the sale, the great painting by Eduard Veith at no. 525, sold for € 16,000 and an elegant gilded wooden center table from the Louis XVI period, awarded for almost € 30,000.